Venue News: Twins Get Another New Video Board

This week, the Minnesota Twins announced that new Target Field will be receiving a number of enhancements for the upcoming season, including a second video scoreboard. The new display will be positioned in right field above the grandstand, allowing fans sitting in left field and in front of the main center-field scoreboard to see replays and other content shown on the screen. Twins President Dave St. Peter said the lack of replays was an issue for some fans during the park’s inaugural season. “There’s certainly things we learned this year that we can improve on,” he said. “There’s a group of fans that didn’t have access to replays. I know, for those fans, it just got better”…

…A New York state court judge ordered Empire State Development Corp. to re-examine whether a further environmental review is needed for the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, which will include offices, housing, and a sports arena. Justice Marcy Friedman, whose decision today didn’t halt construction at the site, faulted the state agency for failing to provide the statutorily required “reasoned elaboration” for dispensing with a supplemental environmental-impact study. The judge said the agency should have determined whether the study was needed after the developer, Forest City Ratner Cos., acquired additional air rights and the timeframe for the project’s completion was extended to 25 years from 10…

…Backers of a proposed sports arena on the Las Vegas Strip said this week they have enough signatures to take the matter to the 2011 Legislature or put it to voters the following year. Former Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury said organizers collected more than 200,000 signatures statewide from voters in each of Nevada’s three congressional districts — more than twice the number needed. Tuesday is the deadline for initiative petitions to be submitted to the secretary of state’s office. If enough signatures are verified, the matter would go to the Legislature when it convenes in February. If lawmakers reject it or fail to act, it would automatically be placed on the 2012 general-election ballot.

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